Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Make It Monday #72 Step It Up - Embellishments

My take on this week's MIM challenge was to use the happy hexagon Cover Plate. With the card you the left I used two sheets where almost all the hexagons were punched out ( as I punched them out a fun flower emerged in one of the sheets). Put them together somewhat as Erin did for one of her June release cards (love that Card!), add a butterfly, ribbon and sentiment. The second card on the right was a piece of aqua mist using most of the leftover hexagons to fill in the CP. My second card reminds me of batik fabric stripes. The Hexagon IP is extremely fun to use and gluing down all the hexagons goes pretty fast.
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Monday, June 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop



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This months inspiration is a fun take on florals, ruffles & pleats.  Leaves me envisioning New Leaf  ink stamped onto Aqua Mist cardstock with perhaps some pops of Harvest Gold or Lemon Tart die-cuts!  Have fun perhaps trying your hand at pleats or ruffles using your favorite ribbons.  This photo sparks all kinds of amazing summery ideas! 

I love this month's photo challenge, the colors, ruffles and relaxing summertime feel  this picture exudes.
For this month's challenge I focused in on the lovely ruffled pillows especially the green one, it reminded me of Dawn McVey's notched flower die (that I now have to put on my never-ending wish list). I made my own notched flowers with the smallest 3 Spellbinder Classic Circles, then notched myself (happy enough with the results) PTI die would have made the job so MUCH faster. Oh Well! What's a girl with an extremely LONG wish list to do? I was lucky enough to find some Tim Holtz discontinued idea~ology washers paired with his long brads for the flower centers.
Dawn also showcased the "Its Official Stamp set this past Friday and I just happen to have that stamp set, but had forgotten about the fun BINGO card. The background was done using a TH embossing folder,  first I swiped Aqua Mist ink over the cardstock, then ran it through my CB. After that I took a mini foam dabber with Lemon Tart Ink and added splashes of color, reminiscent of the large pillow in the photo challenge. I also used my dabber to make BINGO marks on the two cards with Lemon Tart and Aqua Mist. The "Celebrate" ribbon is hand dyed rayon ribbon again with Lemon Tart , Archival Ink was used for the sentiment. Leaves are TANL die cuts, inked with New Leaf Ink.
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